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COVID-19:  What is the Impact of the Lockdown on Claims Volumes

COVID-19: What is the Impact of the Lockdown on Claims Volumes

Following the lockdown and social distancing measures that have been enforced by the government since 17th March, there is a question over the impact ...

Preparing for a driverless future

Preparing for a driverless future

DAC Beachcroft Partner, Pete Allchorne asked leading transport planning consultant, Martin Wedderburn, for his views on the autonomous vehicle roadmap ...

Preparing for a driverless future?

Preparing for a driverless future?

The journey to vehicle automation is well under way, but there is much more to be done to enable the safe deployment of driverless cars when they come ...

Changes to Bereavement Damages Awards from 1 May 2020

Changes to Bereavement Damages Awards from 1 May 2020

Following The Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (England and Wales) Order 2020, published on 16 March 2020, the award for bereavement in fata ...

Can a Refusal to Engage in ADR be Justified?

Can a Refusal to Engage in ADR be Justified?

If reasons are given for the refusal to engage in ADR, the reasons should be explained to the other side (and, in many cases, the Court); if the reaso ...

Amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules bring mandatory changes to statements of truth

Amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules bring mandatory changes to statements of truth

The forthcoming 113th and 114th amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules will see changes to the requirements of the Rules insofar as witness statement ...

NHS Charges: Increase for accidents from 1 April 2020

NHS Charges: Increase for accidents from 1 April 2020

The amount compensators are required to pay to the Compensation Recovery Unit in relation to treatment provided to injured Claimants has been increase ...

How should costs arguments be resolved in Low Value Protocol claims?

How should costs arguments be resolved in Low Value Protocol claims?

Following the introduction of the Low Value Protocols, in which costs are fixed for claims proceeding within the Portal process and for claims falling ...

Low Value Protocol claims – should fixed costs or QOCS apply to appeals?

Low Value Protocol claims – should fixed costs or QOCS apply to appeals?

Where personal injury claims are pursued within the Low Value Protocols and the first instance claim is subject to fixed costs, what costs should be a ...

Clarity Ahead? The Motor Insurance Directive and the European Council’s Proposals to Amend

Clarity Ahead? The Motor Insurance Directive and the European Council’s Proposals to Amend

In December 2019, the European Council agreed the text of the proposal to amend the Motor Insurance Directive 2009/103/ECUK (MID). What are the major ...